Why Arsenal must break the bank to retain Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal have been here before. Star players edging towards the latter stages of their contracts, playing to the cameras by patting the badge, before fluttering their eyelids elsewhere.
For Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie in 2011 and 2012, read Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in 2016.
Arsenal simply cannot afford for the two totemic figures of this current side to follow suit if they are to break the cycle of perennially being two world class players away from challenging the elite, no matter the cost.
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